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TechOvation 2019 Videos

Below are 90-second videos from our 2019 TechOvation contestants. From these videos, the three most "liked" videos by the public and the seven videos selected by the judges will advance as semi-finalists.

At HT-NEXT, the ten semi-finalists will present live and one will be named the 2019 TechOvation Award Winner!

Watch and "like" your favorite videos on HTNG's YouTube Channel before the voting period ends on February 22.

protel hotelsoftware GmbH - protel Services Marketplace (Semi-Finalist)

The protel Services Marketplace is a unique take on the App store concept. It has been created from the ground up as a developer tookit, an App store, and automatic deep, full 2-way integration into the data layer beneath. Protel enables developers to embed their applications directly into the PMS. protel I/O provides a real-time transport and translation between all software compnents in the hospitality ecosystem.

SABA Hospitality Technology Solutions - SABAGuestRequest

Customers now prefer messages to interact with businesses. Chatbots provide the perfect mechanism to fullfil this critical guest desire. SABAGuestRequest provides an automated guest communication platform that eliminates language barriers, provides exceptional guest experiences and improves a property's operational efficiency. With an inbuilt F&B module that takes guest convenience to the next level, a marketing platform to increase revenue, and a guest sentiment monitor to drive online reputation, SABAGuestRequest is the ultimate guest engagement tool.

Beekeeper - Beekeeper Hospitality App

Beekeeper is a employee communication platform where operational systems and communication channels live within one secure, intuitive interface. Beekeeper connects desk and non-desk employees across locations and departments in real time via mobile or desktop, and includes an intelligent dashboard to help companies improve internal communication and streamline business processes.

TraknProtect - TraknProtect Safety Button (Semi-Finalist)

The TraknProtect safety button is designed for protecting guest room attendants in the hospitality industry, where instances of sexual harassment and assault have become all too common. When feeling threatened or uncomfortable, a housekeeper can press our safety button. Once pressed, designated security personnel are alerted and given a precise location in order to provide immediate assistance in a situation where every second counts.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel - CWT TextMe

"To build upon the omni-channel traveler experience, CWT Innovation team have built TextME, an intuitive hotel booking option that uses text messages. Travelers can use natural language to text a request for a hotel booking. Leveraging the popularity of texting, CWT TextME helps Corporate clients achieve their hotel attachment rate goals through a simple booking process and will also send missing hotel notifications to users who have booked air travel without a related hotel stay. This service has been co-created in with Destygo, a French startup specialized in developing chatbot for travel companies

dailypoint - dailypoint Data Laundry (Semi-Finalist)

dailypoint collects data from all relevant data sources and structures it. The patent-pending and fully automated cleaning method reviews all key data points, merges duplicates, corrects mistakes from human errors and ultimately creates a single profile for each guest. The clean data is then pushed back to the PMS and stored in dailypoint so that all data is up-to-date across sources. Hotels then have one single source of truth for all guest data.

JUNG - JUNG Guestroom Management System

Perfect convenience for the guest, more economy and energy efficiency for the operator, effective work processes for personnel: the greatest demands that JUNG implements professionally with its Guest Room Management. In the rooms just as much as in the public areas and staff spaces. With JUNG VISU PRO-HOTEL solution, future-proof technology and aesthetic design are unified. The product is an intelligent hotel software which allows controlling of almost all building automation applications. JUNG offers a complete solution for the smart hotel.

GlobalReach Technology Inc. - GlobalReach Hotspot 2.0 (Semi-Finalist)

GlobalReach is tackling a major source of customer dissatisfaction. It's Hotspot 2.0 profile is an easy way for hotels to provide secure, seamless access to their guest Wi-Fi services. The Hotspot 2.0 profile can now be delivered via a webpage, a white label app which is integrated with the hotel's loyalty app or booking confirmation, a QR code and NFC tags. Hotels can immediately improve both their brand experience and encourage customer loyalty

UgoVirtual - UgoVirtual (Semi-Finalist)

UgoVirtual is a comprehensive digital platform created for the global travel/hospitality sector that virtualizes industry trade shows, brand events and corporate meetings. As technologies like virtual reality, e-learning and e-conferencing have converged, the UgoVirtual platform harnesses their combined power to resolve the pain points and challenges of event organizers, exhibitors and industry professionals who have too many conferences and events…and not enough time or budget to attend them all. With UgoVirtual, you can BE EVERYWHERE!

Infor - Infor HMS Housekeeping App

The Infor HMS Housekeeper app allows housekeeping staff to view a list of rooms which they are assigned to clean for that day. Staff will also have the ability to see specific guest details and update the room status of each room assigned to their section. In addition, Infor HMS Housekeeper allows housekeepers to flag guest rooms as "do not disturb", so rooms can be serviced at a later time. The portability and convenience of mobile devices, brought to the housekeeping department. Available on Android and iOS platforms.

InnSpire - InnSpire GuestMagic.AI (Semi-Finalist)

GuestMagic.AI means guest loyalty on Autopilot. It is an online AI-driven platform for hoteliers that uses machine learning to anticipate the next step of the guests to deliver the right service at the right time. It’s device agnostic from smart-phone to tablet to TV to voice and beyond. Using the digital guest journey as a footprint to enhance every technical touch-point in the guest’s path, the result is that experience that just flows like magic..

Airangel WiFi - Wifi Assure (Semi-Finalist)

Accurately measuring Guest WiFi experience, and understanding how it has changed in hotels over time, is difficult. It’s an even bigger challenge across global estates and different vendors. With WiFi Assure this becomes possible. By aggregating data from diverse vendor sensors, for example; a HSIA gateway, WLC, smartphone app & external data services like iPass SmartConnect Intelligent Data. WiFi Assure builds an independent picture of the experience & provides actionable insights for IT & Purchasing teams.

FreedomPay - DecisionPoint Network (DPN)

DecisionPoint Network allows advertisers to purchase ad space on FreedomPay’s PCI Validated P2PE payment devices targeting the consumer at the point of decision. The network delivers full-color high resolution brand advertisements throughout the buying process, while providing customers the peace of mind with a secure purchase experience. DecisionPoint Network offers advertisers the flexibility to display ads prior to the purchase process and during the actual transaction.

Oracle Hospitality - OPERA Cloud Services (Semi-Finalist)

OPERA Cloud Services is an enterprise platform for hotel operations. It offers next-generation capabilities hotels need to enhance guest experiences and improve operating efficiency. Secure, scalable and mobile-enabled, the platform now offers the renowned functionality of OPERA – relied upon by hotels around the world – through the cloud. OPERA Cloud enables hoteliers to integrate emerging technologies with ease, accelerating innovation to deliver differentiated experiences to guests, anytime, anywhere.

Sertifi - Sertifi eAuthorize (Semi-Finalist)

Sertifi eAuthorize eliminates the need for paper credit card authorization forms for Front Desk, Group Reservations, and other teams within your hotel. We digitize payment authorizations with a modern, PCI compliant process. Once a guest submits their credit card details online, the card data is captured, instantly verified, and tokenized for future billing needs. If you use Oracle Hospitality OPERA, our integration further streamlines the authorization process with automatic postings into the system.

Cloud5 Communications - Hospitality Dashboard Experience (HDX) (Semi-Finalist)

Cloud5’s Hospitality Dashboard Experience (HDX) is the first performance management solution that leverages predictive monitoring and self-healing network technology to proactively manage guest experience. HDX identifies and resolves network health issues before they impact guests across applications, including Internet, Voice, Guest Service, IOT, and more. With business intelligence and role-based views of the hotel technology ecosystem, the HDX platform boosts guest satisfaction, reduces outages & network costs by managing every aspect of guest experience proactively.

Yatra Inc. - "UniCharge" Power Station

Power Station is a game changer in Mobile Charging. Finally, a comprehensive solution to wirelessly charge your device anywhere in your hotel. Empower your guest with a full, yet slim battery, that has built in cables that can move as fast as they do. The patented system has a base station holding 8 fast-charge power banks (4800Mah each). Each equipped with built-in micro USB, MFI & type C cables, bringing your device from 0-70% in under 30 minutes. Whether you rent them or lend them at your hotel, this is must have front desk gizmo for 2019!